Robert Maxwell Biography
One of the pre-eminent portrait photographers of our time, Robert Maxwell is a unique artist who successfully balances fashion and celebrity photography with a fine art practice. Combining a rough-edged eroticism with an interest in form and beauty, Maxwell’s deeply expressive portraits, still lifes and Nudes are steeped in the history of photography. His use of nineteenth-century techniques including the glass, wet-plate process known as the ambrotype, and platinum and silver printing, contributes to the rich, dark and reflective surfaces of his photographs.
Maxwell’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Camerawork in Berlin and Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. Arena Editions published his first monograph Robert Maxwell: Photographs in 2000. Maxwell’s advertising clients include Nike, American Express, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales. His editorial work has appeared in W, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, Newsweek, and Interview, among others. For T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s ambitious and ongoing “Originals” project, Maxwell has traveled around the world to photograph more than 200 leading figures in their fields whose one commonality is their original sense of style.